UK Supreme Court considers whether Vedanta may be held legally responsible for harm caused by Zambian subsidiaryThursday, January 31st, 2019
Carlos Lopez, Senior Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists, and Marilyn Croser, Director of CORE, explore the implications of the interlocutory appeal by the company Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary KCM to the UK Supreme Court. The company is challenging a Court of Appeal decision to uphold jurisdiction of UK courts in the case and allow the plaintiffs, some 1800 Zambian villagers to pursue their case against both companies in the United Kingdom.
CORE and the ICJ have been granted permission to intervene in an appeal before the United Kingdom Supreme Court (Vedanta Resources PLC and another v. Lungowe and others).
CORE Coalition, Accountability Counsel, Nazdeek, and other civil society organisations concerned about labour exploitation on Assam tea plantations are writing to 12 major British tea brands and retailers that source tea from Assam, urging them to use their purchasing power to help break the cycle of poverty wages.
CORE Policy and Communications Officer, Louise Eldridge, attended the 2018 UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva. Here are some impressions from a Forum ‘newbie’.
Last week, CORE Coalition along with our partner organisations Amnesty International UK and RAID were interviewed as part of the peer review of the UK’s National Contact Point (NCP).
The protection of human rights and the environment from corporate abuse is a serious challenge in the 21st century. But will redefining the “purpose” of corporations ensure that their actions align with the interest of people and planet?
In response to pressure from civil society, European governments are beginning to introduce laws to require companies to respect human rights.
A new report published by CORE and ICAR reveals that that a third of companies that have supplied uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, have not reported on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply chains.
CORE and over 200 other civil society organisations from around the world have signed onto a letter endorsing the Nobel Peace Prize for the global community of Human Rights Defenders.
This article was commissioned by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and originally published on their website
The UK is home to some of the largest multinational corporations in the world operating through integrated networks of subsidiary companies and complex supply chains. Through their global activities, UK companies are[…]